Rhode Island Monthly SuccessRI 2016 : Page 2

SU ESS R I SUCCESS LOCAL SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION This is the “Starkweather Difference” Established in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1879, Starkweather & Shepley built a solid reputation as a major carrier pro-viding insurance coverage for cargo and ports around the world. Today, Stark-weather & Shepley is the largest inde-pendent agency in Rhode Island, remains one of the top 100 insurance agencies na-tionwide and has created practice groups to focus on specific industry sectors such as real estate, construction, employee benefits, energy, health care, marine, social services and nonprofits. Starkweather & Shepley Board of Directors: (back row, l-r) David B. Soforenko, Senior VP. Peter Plumb, Senior VP Steven Deware, Senior VP, Andrew Fotopulos, SenioR VP (front row, l-r) William P. McGillivray, Chairman & CFO; Nat P. Calamis, President & CEO, Lawrence E. Keefe, Jr., Executive VP Strategic acquisitions in the past few years have allowed the firm to grow its geographic footprint in the Northeast and in southwest Florida. Last year Stark-weather & Shepley grew organically and through acquisition with approximately $440 million in written premiums. “With more than 200 employees in our eleven offices and our strategic alliances around the globe, we are designed to provide all of our clients custom-based solutions to meet their specific insurance needs,” states Nat Calamis, president and CEO of Starkweather & Shepley. “Strategically we continue to expand our market segments, have integrated new technologies and have created specific practice groups to provide risk solutions for our clients…and of course providing superior customer service is something that we will always focus on,” adds Calamis. Stefan Petrella, spokesperson for Stark-weather & Shepley states that, “For more than 137 years Starkweather & Shepley has attributed our success to our philosophy, which recognizes our two most important assets: our custom-ers and our employees. To remain on 90 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY the leading edge, we will continue to invest in agency acquisitions, our employees, technology and being in-novators in our field.” Its national accolades last year included being named an “Elite Agency” by Insurance Business magazine, nomi-nations to “Presidents Club” by the Hannover Group, named one of “The Best Places to Work and Fastest Grow-ing and Innovative Companies” by Providence Business News , named one of the top twenty-five Personal Line Agencies in the country, and seventy-sixth on the “Top 100 Agencies List” by Business Insurance magazine. 60 Catamore Blvd. East Providence, RI 02914 (Corporate Headquarters) 800-854-4625 • 435-3600 starshep.com Offices located in: East Providence and Westerly, RI; Martha’s Vineyard, Sturbridge and Westwood, MA; Bristol and Shelton, CT; Fort Myers, FL. Starkweather & Shepley... On the Leading Edge: • Largest independent agency in Rhode Island • Seventy-sixth largest independent agency in the U.S. l MARCH 2016

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